Retirement is changing.
If we went back in time a few decades, retirement was a time you kicked back and relaxed. You worked 40 years for the same company and they pushed you out the door when it was time to go.
Maybe you fixed things around the house, did some fishing, or played golf.
Hopefully you had a pension to take care of you. Today job security is essentially dead, and pensions are long gone for the majority in the US. And pensions that are still around are badly underfunded with some dangerous times ahead.
But we’re also seeing a change in those getting close to retirement age.
Retirees are staying productive, working with others, and accomplishing goals larger than themselves.
And many of them are starting or running businesses.
The Kauffman Foundation reports 25.8% percent of new entrepreneurs were 55 to 64 in 2015.
You’re more likely to find a brand new entrepreneur in this age range than in the 20 to 34 age range (even with 5 more years in that age range it only adds up to 24.7%).
The number of new entrepreneurs in this age group has increased dramatically just in the past 10 years.
Many of the barriers to entry have disappeared with the rise of home-based Internet businesses.
If you want to create a small one-person online business and work a few hours a day creating passive income streams, you can do that.
Or you can create a larger company focused on growth, giving opportunities to your employees, and changing the world.
I’ve spoken to entrepreneurs of both types in this age group and on up into their 70’s and even 80’s.
It’s not my or anyone else’s job to define your dreams.
It’s all about what you want to accomplish, what you want to create, and who you want to help.
The Internet has a place for you.
It’s a great time to be alive for an entrepreneur.
I have clients who run local businesses.
I have clients who run businesses with dozens of employees.
And I have clients with zero employees.
Some of them work long hours, because they love what they do.
Others often work a true four-hour work week.
You can’t start there. It takes time to put the systems in place to create something like that, but it is possible.
The truth is very few entrepreneurs are satisfied with just investing four hours into their business, even when they get to that point. They might downshift for a couple of months, but inevitably they’ll soon be putting together a new project.
The Internet gives you Freedom.
It’s your choice.
That’s one of the reasons I call my course the Internet Lifestyle Retirement System.
It shows you step-by-step how to set-up passive income streams using information products such as ebooks, courses, membership sites, and more.
Once you’ve put one or more of these in place, you get the freedom to make choices in life.
You choose what you do, when you do it, and who you do it with.
That’s a totally different style of living from going to a 9-to-5 job every day. It’s true freedom.
That’s the goal and dream I hope to help you accomplish.